Race and the Criminal Law Curriculum

16 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2020 Last revised: 16 Mar 2021

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Cynthia Lee

George Washington University Law School

Date Written: April 9, 2020


A growing number of law professors are interested in providing their students with tools to think critically about the law. One site for critical thinking involves the topic of race. This book chapter provides criminal law professors with concrete suggestions on how they can meaningfully incorporate discussions of race into the classroom. This chapter will be included in The Oxford Handbook of Race and Law in the United States.

Keywords: Race, Criminal Law, Teaching, Racial Bias, Critical Race Theory, Social Justice

Suggested Citation

Lee, Cynthia, Race and the Criminal Law Curriculum (April 9, 2020). GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-15, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2020-15, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3572334

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